From the Start Menu page, click on the dropdown menu under the "Change your license information and manage relationships" category.
Click "Change/Verify Contact Information" and click "Select".
Read the information on the "Change/Verify Contact Information" introduction page and click “Next”.
Update contact information and “Place of Business” (business physical) address on the Contact Information page and click "Next".
Verify contact information on the Application Summary page and click “Submit”.
On the Statement of Applicant page, select "Yes" to certify the address information is accurate and correct, and click "Next" to process the request.
What happens if a license holder is convicted of a crime?
If a license holder is convicted of a felony or a criminal offense involving fraud it is a violation of section 1101.652(a)(1) of the License Act.This section gives the Commission authority to suspend or revoke a license holder that has entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere or has been convicted of a felony or any criminal offense that involves fraud (including misdemeanors).The Commission does not have the authority to revoke or suspend a license holder that has been only charged or accused of committing a felony or criminal offense that involves fraud.A license holder is required to notify the Commission not later than the 30th day after the final conviction or the entry of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere. Failing to timely notify may result in more severe or further disciplinary action.All license holders’ criminal backgrounds are rechecked upon renewal, however, this does not excuse a license holder from notifying the Commission not later than the 30th day after the final conviction.
Call and talk with a customer service representative:
512-936-3000 (TREC) or 512-936-3001 (TALCB)
Contact Center Hours:
Monday through Friday, 7 AM to 6 PM
Financial Division and Purchasing: 512-936-3551
Executive Division: 512-936-3788
Public Information Requests: 512-936-3798
Texas Real Estate Commission
PO Box 12188
Austin, TX 78711-2188
Texas Real Estate Commission
Stephen F Austin Building
1700 N. Congress Ave., Suite 400
Austin, TX 78701
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Yes. The Commission members have instructed the staff to enforce the law vigorously. Unlicensed individuals who conduct residential rental location activity are subject to administrative penalties and criminal charges. [TRELA §1101.757 & §1101.759]
To be eligible for a real estate license, applicants must prove to TREC that they have the required honesty, trustworthiness & integrity. [TRELA §1101.354(2)] Each applicant is evaluated individually and TRELA does not contain a list of crimes or number of crimes that would automatically disqualify an applicant from obtaining a license. However, Rule 541.1(a) does list the types of criminal offenses that TREC considers directly relate to the duties and responsibilities of a license holder and tend to demonstrate a person’s inability to represent the interest of another with honesty, trustworthiness and integrity. Rule 535.52(b) also addresses conduct that tends to demonstrate that an applicant does not possess the requisite honesty, trustworthiness or integrity. In addition, pursuant to Chapter 53 of the Texas Occupations Code (www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/) and Rule 541.1(c), TREC will consider evidence of certain mitigating factors and rehabilitation. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide that evidence to TREC. [Rule 541.1(d)] Before applying for a license, a person may request TREC to determine whether the person’s fitness complies with the requirements for licensing by filing a Fitness Determination (FT). This form is on our website here.
An inspector may request inactive status in writing at any time. An inspector who meets all other renewal requirements but does not show proof of insurance will receive an inactive license (which does not permit the inspector to perform inspections). To become active, a professional inspector would need to send in the Return to Active Status form (or, for apprentice or real estate inspectors, the sponsorship form) along with the applicable fee and the required proof of insurance.
Yes. The sponsoring broker is still responsible for the sales agent's actions, even when the sales agent does not work out of the broker’s main office. [TRELA §1101.803, Rule 535.2(a)] A sales agent may not lawfully engage in brokerage activity unless the sales agent is associated with, and acting for, a sponsoring broker at all times. [TRELA §1101.351(c)]